Legal Nigeria

Killer cop remanded in prison

A Lagos Magistrates’ Court, Ebute Meta, on Monday remanded in prison, dismissed police Corporal, Aremu Musiliu, who allegedly killed a nursing mother last month.
Museliu was dismissed on September 17 by police authorities after he allegedly shot at a tricycle conveying Godwin Ekpo and his family around Isheri-Osun, Lagos, for refusing to part with N100 bribe.
The bullet which injured Ekpo, who was riding the tricycle, reportedly killed his wife, Comfort, on the spot.
Musiliu was subsequently arraigned for murder and grievous harm on September 18, and was remanded in State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID) custody in Panti, Yaba.
He was alleged to have shot his victims with his official rifle, AK 47, at Ijegun, at about 8:00pm, an offence punishable under Sections 221 and 243 of the Criminal Laws of Lagos, 2011.
At the resumed hearing of the case before Magistrate Afolashade Botoku, the prosecutor, Godwin Osuyi kicked against the bail application filed by Musiliu’s lawyer.
Delivering her ruling, the Magistrate turned down the bail application and ordered that Musiliu be remanded in prison pending advice from the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP).
She ruled that the case file be duplicated and sent to the DPP for legal advice and adjourned the case till November 25.
 The Nation